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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Sally Case

Sally Louise Case (Coates)

Tuesday, March 16th, 1926 - Monday, October 19th, 2020
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Sara (Sally) Louise Case, 3/16/1926 – 10/19/2020
Sally Case passed away early Monday morning, October 19, at Dominion Senior Living of Athens. Sally was preceded in death by her parents, Roy & Florence Coates of Youngstown, Ohio; her husband, John Case, two sons – David & Mark – and sister Lois Drouhard. She is survived by sister Nancy (Clinton) Merritt, brother Jack (Judy) Coates, children Gary (Bonnie) Case, Tom (Linda) Case, Bob (Anita) Case, Susan (Barry) Michael, and Sandy (Steve) Walker, her late sons’ widows, Kathy Case Staub& Karen Case, 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
Sally’s long life was punctuated by her passion for serving others, first as an RN at McMinn County Health Department, and then co-owning (she was adamant that God was the primary owner) Right Way Health Food Stores and Apple Tree Health Food Stores. Her service to the customers there was her mission for 30+ years, and every day she felt she was fulfilling her calling.
Her brightest joy came from her kids & grandkids and her love for God.
Sally will lie in state at Smith Funeral Home, 1010 South White Street, where friends may call between 2:00-5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 21st. The immediate family will hold private services. Pallbearers will be Michael Case, Kevin Case, Ryan Case, Jason Case, Adam Case, Carl Michael, John Michael, Spencer Hill and Chandler Case.
In lieu of flowers, friends and family may donate to the Sally Case Health Scholarship Fundwhich will award scholarships to McMinn County High School seniors planning to study health sciences. Please send donations c/o Susan Michael; 1068 Riva Ridge Drive; Danville, KY 40422.
Smith Funeral & Cremation Services of Athens is honored to serve the family of Sara (Sally) Louise Case.
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    Cedar Grove Cemetery
    Hill Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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Lorida Burke

Posted at 06:37pm
I have enjoyed every visit with Sally and she would always say "I remember you, you are Susan's friend". She was always smiling and in such good spirits that it was a joy to be with her. She touched so many lives.

sharon mccormack

Posted at 03:28pm
A good person that will be sadly missed. You have my deepest condolences.

Paul Mason

Posted at 01:13pm
Our deepest condolences to the family Ms Sally will be missed. Love Paul and Loretta Mason

Stanley Duncan

Posted at 07:37pm
I'm sorry for your loss. praying for you all

Perry Duncan Posted at 12:01am

Love and prayers to all the Case family. May God always fill your hearts with lots of love and precious memories. I remember meeting Sally for the first time when I got my Smallpox vaccine!! Ouch!! Every time I see that scar, I think of Sally. Love, Perry, Teresa; Meredith (Daniel & Ellie) Shelley; Mackenzie; Micah (Allison & Emma) Duncan

Bobby Roseberry

Posted at 04:10pm
I spent more time at the Case home than I did my own...Gertrude was special....when I heard.." Robert Wayne and Robert Ashlin"...I knew we were in trouble....she loved not only her own but all the kids that passed through the Case door...especially me... To my brother Bobby... I'm right here if you need me..just as you have been there for me... My condolences to the entire family...I loved her...and she will be missed.... Bobby Roseberry

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